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Prevent Kitchen Fires

4/12/2021 (Permalink)

Removing every possible source that could cause a kitchen fire is impossible, but it can be minimized. Here are a few tips on how to prevent a kitchen fire:

  • Unplug electrical appliances when not in use. Appliances such as toaster ovens, coffee makers, etc... Just in case if the wiring is old or faulty and causes a fire.
  • Smoke Detectors. Install smoke detectors near the kitchen. That way it isn't triggered by small steam or smoke, but will sense an actual kitchen fire.
  • Do NOT use metal in the microwave. The metal causes sparks in the microwave. It can damage the microwave, as well as start a fire.
  • Do not overfill pots or pans with oil or grease. The hot oil or grease can spill or splatter and cause a fire.
  • Never leave cooking food unattended. Make sure to always stay in the kitchen when something is cooking, especially at very high heat. Make sure to turn the stove or oven off if you have to take an important phone call that could distract you or if you need to leave the house.

Wildfire Damage

4/12/2021 (Permalink)

Ready to help

Here at SERVPRO of Mission Viejo, we monitor wildfire situations closely. Our thoughts are with those neighbors who may be put in harms’ way during these events. In many cases, a wildfire can result in a total loss for a home or business, but it may be a partial loss in others or can result in mild smoke damage. If your home or business is affected by a wildfire, SERVPRO of Mission Viejo is Here to Help®. 

About SERVPRO of Mission Viejo:

SERVPRO of Mission Viejo specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke, or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Fire or Soot Damage? Call Us Today – We’re Ready To Help (949) 855-9992

How to Prepare Your Commercial Property From Heavy Rain

4/12/2021 (Permalink)

The spring is the season of the rain. SERVPRO of Mission Viejo is here to make sure your commercial stays free of storm damage. Here are some precautions that can be made to avoid damages:

  • Make Regular Roof Inspections & Repairs - Hot temperatures can be rough on roofs. Heavy rain can cause erosion and crack. Cracks let water in below causing leaks, mold, or flooding. Regular inspections and repairs can save a property a lot of money in the long run.
  • Clear out Your Gutters - Make sure to clean out gutters especially during the rainy season. Cleared gutters will avoid clogging and will allow water to flow thoroughly.
  • Maintain & Inspect Joints and Window - These areas could be potential for leaks. Materials may be worn down causing issues and damages to property.
  • Be Prepared if There are Damages - If you experience water damage be prepared with any valuables that need to be backed up and protected. You will not have to worry if you have a team of specialists like SERVPRO of Mission Viejo. We are here to help with any size disaster.

Why SERVPRO of Mission Viejo for Your Commercial Damages?

4/12/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of Mission Viejo has the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.” We specialize in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke, or water damage.

Insurance and Payment Information

For a stress-free claims process, SERVPRO of Mission Viejo works with your insurance to help manage the insurance process and paperwork.

Certifications

  • AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
  • ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • FSRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • IICRC Certified Firm
  • RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician

Affiliations

  • Certified Firm with the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification
  • Lead Safe & EPA Certified Firm with the United States Environmental Protection Agency
  • State of California - Contractors State License Board

Common Causes of House Fires

4/12/2021 (Permalink)

A home can easily catch fire in many different ways. Here are some of the most common causes:

  1. Cooking Equipment. Pots and pans can overheat and can easily cause a fire if the person cooking gets distracted.
  2. Heating Appliances. Portable heaters should be kept at least one yard away from anything that could easily catch on fire.
  3. Smoking. A cigarette that has not been put out properly can cause a small flame that could be lit for a few hours. If the flame comes into contact with any flammable materials it can cause flames to burst.
  4. Candles. Yes, we all want our homes to look and smell pretty, but never leave a room with a burning candle. Keep candles away from anything flammable. Blow candles out before leaving the room and going to bed.
  5. Faulty Wiring. Inadequate wiring causes fires. If your lights are dim when using other appliances, fuses blow the circuit frequently, or if the appliance only works by having to disconnect another then you may have bad wiring. Contact a licensed electrician if you have any of these occurrences. 
  6. Barbecues. These are great for outdoor cooking and meals. Make sure to keep barbecues away from home, tablecloths, and any plants or tree branches. Check the gas tank for any leaks before using it.
  7. Lighting. Lampshades build up the heat if they are too close to the light bulbs. Keep lamps in areas where they can not be easily knocked over.
  8. Christmas Trees. Real Christmas trees tend to dry out over time, and by the end of the holiday season. They can cause a very serious flash fire. A hot light or a spark can immediately set the tree aflame, and cause fires to spread quickly.

Mission Viejo Residents

3/11/2021 (Permalink)

ATTENTION ALL MISSION VIEJO RESIDENTS:

SERVPRO of Mission Viejo specializes in water damage clean-up and restoration of residential and commercial property.

Water Damage Mitigation and Restoration Services:

We specialize in disasters of all sizes; no damage is too large or too small for SERVPRO. You can also expect an immediate response time.  

We are General Contractors licensed by the State of California.  We can do the restoration work after the water damage mitigation is complete.

SERVPRO of Mission Viejo can simplify the restoration process by handling both the initial water damage mitigation and rebuilding the affected areas.

Our restoration service is the process of restoring your home or business to its pre-water damage condition.

For services or questions, please call us at (949) 855-9992 today.

Building Services

3/11/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Mission Viejo trained professionals can make the restoration process much simpler by handling both the initial damage mitigation and rebuilding the affected areas. Having one qualified company for the entire process can save time and keep costs low. We can provide the progression by overseeing a full range of restoration services that will bring a building back to its full functionality.

Restoration may involve minor repairs; here is a list of some of the things we offer:

  • Appliance Installation
  • Cabinetry Installation
  • Carpet, Hardwood, Laminate, Linoleum, Marble, and Tile Floor Repair & Installation
  • Carpet Pad Replacement & Installation
  • Drywall Installation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Electrical
  • General Contracting
  • Insulation
  • Move-In
  • Painting and many more

For Building and Reconstruction Services, please contact us today at (949)855-9992

24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

3/10/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Mission Viejo is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - (949) 855-9992

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Mission Viejo has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of Mission Viejo

SERVPRO of Mission Viejo specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke, or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

We are Cleaning Experts

3/3/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is Here to Help during this time of need

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff performs on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages the cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and tablets. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends the usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of Mission Viejo, 949-855-9992

What Cause a Slab Leak?

2/26/2021 (Permalink)

There are many ways a home can be affected by water damage. One of the most causes is slab leaks. A slab leak is a leak that has developed in the copper water lines running below the concrete foundation of your property. Now let's talk about what can cause these leaks.

  • Improper Construction: This can be the most common cause of slab leaks which is improperly installed or poor-quality pipes. 
  • Outside Pressure: Pressure on the pipes can come from the property slightly moving due to an earthquake or soil erosion.
  • Poor Water Quality: Keep an eye on your water's pH level. Water that is considered hard or acidic can corrode pipes. You can identify the water quality by looking for blue or green stains which would identify water as neutral.
  • Abrasion: This is also another common reason for slab leaks. During regular use, the pipes rub against concrete, gravel, other materials, or other nearby pipes. The constant friction can cause them to gradually wear down and cause leaks. Mainly happens with hot water pipes because they expand as they heat up.
  • Time: Older homes have a higher risk as they have had extended periods of pressure on pipes. Sometimes slab leaks in older homes require new pipes rather than repairing them. It is important to keep an eye out for irregularities to help prevent slab leaks as well.